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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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  • Work subject to the vagaries of the oil and gas industry (in 11 reviews)

  • A lot of upper management changes (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Piping Material Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Piping Material/Specification Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Piping Material/Specification Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Company and working culture.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about Aker

    Advice to Management

    None, Keep Going


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible Working
    - Interesting Projects
    - Good office facilities

    Cons

    - No career progression
    - Bonus rarely paid
    - Large discrepancy in salaries
    - Company structure constantly changing
    - Lack of training budgets

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your staff

  3. "Great company falling off"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance. Friendly and knowledgeable employees. Great culture and values.

    Cons

    Terrible benefits. No career plan or path to advance. No raises in 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people fairly. Give them raises.


  4. "Great company but not doing well at the moment"

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    Current Employee - Project Controls in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Controls in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Awesome work/life balance
    - Very friendly people working there

    Cons

    - No salary review due to oil crisis
    - No bonuses due to oil crisis
    - No trainings due to oil crisis


  5. "Mechanical Assembly IV"

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    Former Employee - Electro-Mech-Test Technician IV in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electro-Mech-Test Technician IV in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Shop workers are great people to work with , good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    No room for advancement , innovative ideas from shop people are suppressed ,upper management are completely unfamiliar with their products and what is necessary to get the job done correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the experienced worker and let go the loafers.


  6. "Project/Piping Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project/Piping Engineer in Fornebu (Norway)
    Former Employee - Project/Piping Engineer in Fornebu (Norway)
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - good organization
    - friendly environment
    - excellent training courses

    Cons

    - too many people
    - weak relationship between project manager and engineers
    - dispersion in the design & engineering team (Oslo, Sweden, India, ...)

    Advice to Management

    - hire & fire people on exact plan and schedule
    - avoid hire a lot of people without having a specified plan for them
    - develop your marketing. e.g. a lot of new bids are going on in middle east


  7. "Assembly and test Technician III"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly and Test Technician III in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assembly and Test Technician III in Houston, TX

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, awesome pay, and the people around have good attitudes

    Cons

    No career development, no room to grow, no accountability, every man for themselves, no leadership skill, no open mind too close minded.

    If you want to just make good money and ok with not growing, this company is for you. They will pay you, but you will be held down on your career growth.

    Advice to Management

    In order to change the culture it takes changing the people.

    Stop talking about and be able about.
    Challenge your employees, don't let them get comfortable. Make them learn more so you don't have to rely on one person.
    You should able to rely on everyone. It's not a one man team.

  8. "Senior Project Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    "We care" is a tagline used here beacause people are important asset here.
    Opportunity for overseas deputation.
    Work accross all regions thus have cross cultural respect and relationship to great good work environment

    Cons

    Some oppotunities are given based on your relationship with manager.
    Less flexibility in flexi hours.
    Less exposure to testing and client discussion in back offices


  9. "Good company, Bad salary"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Electronics Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company, good team, very good work life balance

    Cons

    salary very low, management does not listen, I worked there for 5 years and experienced 3 restructuring. Criteria for being manager dodgy

    Advice to Management

    Listen, pay attention and do what other staff suggest.


  10. "Best culture, best people, best leaning platform"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    It gives the best platform for learners and learneds both! People here are really the best! I have never found such a decent, friendly, impartial culture anywhere else so far.

    Cons

    Salary is moderate.
    No EPC exposure.


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